Americans for CItizen Voting



State Constitution

The Massachusetts Constitution states: “Every citizen…”

Legislation of Interest

H.706/S.415: An Act extending voting rights in municipal elections to noncitizen voters of the commonwealth.

Cities in Massachusetts that have passed non-citizen voting

  • Arlington (2019)
  • Brookline (2010)
  • Cambridge (2023)
  • Chelsea (2021)
  • Newton (2005)
  • Northampton(2021)
  • Wayland(2006)

News of Interest

Boston – November 16, 2023 – “The Boston City Council is weighing a measure that would allow immigrants with “legal status” to vote in municipal elections, even if they are not American citizens. ” Read more

December 13, 2021: “During this year’s mayoral campaign, Wu was on the record saying she supports giving legal immigrants in Boston the right to vote locally.”

“In Chelsea, 45.4 percent of our residents are foreign-born according to the Census,” she said. “This Home Rule Petition will give the right for our non-citizen residents to vote in municipal elections.” Read More

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